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I brush my teeth twice a day. Still plaque formation takes place. Also I am not allowed to floss as per my parents. Please advise.
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Hello, plaque could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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Hello Mam, you need to get a professional cleaning done every 6 months.Flossing is a mandatory procedure that needs to be done on a daily basis. Regards Dr Sumanmakam
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Ma'am , its a very good thing that you are putting in efforts for brushing twice daily and i really appreciate your efforts . Plaque is a layer of soft deposits on our teeth and it is a natural thing to happen as we eat food , but this layer over time mineralises if we don't clean it and then this hardened layer is called as tartar which is not good for the health of gums and bone (can lead to teeth loosening if tartar is left for longer duration). My advise would be that you plz consult with a dentist for proper flossing technique because if not done properly then it can hurt the gums.
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visit a dentist and consult how frequently you should use floss along with brushing twice daily.
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Avoid having:- 1- junk food,2- too much sugary and soft food ,3- cola's, 4- frequency of eating also should be less as these things increase the frequency of plaque deposits.
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Plaque is the soft white film which forms on one's teeth. Plaque formation is a natural phenomenon. That said, it is not a desirable thing to let plaque fester uncleaned, as it harbours bacteria harmful to oral health. Over time uncleaned plaque mineralises and hardens to form Tartar (calculus), which is the hardened layer of filth which is very unhealthy for teeth and gums. Brushing daily tries to control the plaque formation, not eliminate it. So congratulations on brushing twice daily! You are already well on your way to good oral health! :) You must try to floss once daily, as it will help to clear up any lodged food particles, which are often not reached by normal brushing. You may want to visit your dentist to learn how to floss properly, as improper flossing may be potentially harmful to gum health. And maybe visit the dentist with your parents, to help her address any concerns that they may have.
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Continue brushing twice daily. Visit your dentist to understand do's and don'ts of flossing.
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Hi, Please use a mouthwash & get professional teeth cleaning done & use of floss is recommended as it reaches the area in between the teeth where brush does not reach.Brushing should be done using soft bristle brush & see to it all the surfaces of teeth are cleaned.
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